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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is encouraged to report zero new COVID-19 fatalities among Greene County residents for the May 12-18, 2021 reporting period.
This is the fourth time in 43 weeks that the Health Department has reported no new COVID-19 deaths in Greene County – and the first time there have been zero fatalities during two back-to-back reporting periods.
A total of 430 Greene County residents have died from COVID-19 since March 23, 2020.
The Health Department attributes decreases in reported fatalities and overall COVID-19 case numbers to more individuals getting vaccinated.
On May 12, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services authorized the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for adolescents ages 12-15.
Individuals 12 and older can register and schedule an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine through the Health Department by visiting covidvaccine.mo.gov/navigator or by calling our COVID-19 call center at (417) 874-1211. Although pre-registration is encouraged, walk-ins are welcome at any one of the clinics hosted by the Health Department.
The public can view a complete list of vaccine opportunities through our community partners, including CoxHealth, Mercy and Jordan Valley Community Health Center at vaccine417.com.
Individuals who don’t have internet access or need assistance registering can contact the Health Department’s COVID-19 call center at (417) 874-1211.
Along with saving lives, the COVID-19 vaccines offer many other benefits. Click here to learn why the vaccines are an important tool to help us return to our everyday lives.
Due to the decreasing number of reported COVID-19 deaths in Greene County, this will be the last weekly fatality report distributed by the Health Department. Beginning next week, we will distribute bi-weekly news releases on overall COVID-19 data in our community. We will continue to provide weekly social media updates.
Inquiries from the public can be made by contacting the Health Department’s call center at (417) 874-1211 or by email at [email protected].
Media may contact the Health Department PIO Team by call or text at 417-380-2556 or email at [email protected]